Sunday, January 3, 2010

Taking A Deep Breath...

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Anyone else just ready to take a deep breath in, hold for ten seconds and then slowly release?  I know I am.  It seems that ever since Gavin died our life has been one giant whirlwind, which is kinda cool and fun but at the same time left it's marks on our tired bodies.  We are ready to get in a serious routine.  

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For those of you who know me you know that I am a woman of routine -- I run a tight shift and I like it that way.  How do you think we managed to life our life as active as we did with our little boy who required around the clock intensive care -- it was all about the routine.  Since Gavin died, my routine needs to be redefined.  Life is no longer run by the next med dose or next iv infusion but rather it now needs to be run by giving my little girl a sense of normal life.  We will do lots of fun things and make lots of new friends but we will also make sure to have quiet time, down time and time as a family.  That's easier said than done -- especially for a women who has thrived on chaos over the pst few years.


We will do it -- as a family.  We are excited for lots of new things happening this year, new opportunities and new goals to be accomplished! 

7 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

I always thought that creating a peaceful home was my job...BUT remember that looks different for everyone. But it is good to know how to be quiet and rest at times...to be still. You've lived a crazy few years and your abilities to run a tight ship probably helped you survive. God knew what you needed...He still does...discovery...it will be wonderful to see.

Shari said...

Routine is what my boys thrive on. I am proud of you Karen. I am sure your new routine will rock. Praying for your family as always.

JayCee said...

Love that doll!

gilda said...

Miss Madi looks just lovely. I am a routine mother also, and tend to go a little overboard sometimes.But I do make time for those quiet moments together with my kiddos doing what they enjoy and just relax.

Anonymous said...

Just had to stop by and see what my family Owens are up to. I sure do enjoy the pictures. My god you make beatufil children. Those eyes tell it all.

Julie from Wisconsin

Deneen said...

I found your website on Facebook and I wanted to tell you how much I admire the mother your are and the strength and commitment you've always shown when in our ER at A.I. DuPont. Take Care and God Bless....
Deneen

twinkle said...

I came by to see how you were doing and find an anniversary is being celebrated today AND this gorgeous photo shoot of Madison!

I am so happy to see these smiles and know that life is abundant for you right now. Answered prayers of mine.

Here's to a blessed and bountiful new year for the Owens family!!